Master degrees

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Study anthropology, biostatistics, demography, epidemiology, sociology, or any combination of these in a postgraduate medicine degree. Use state-of-the-art medical facilities in a doctor or master by coursework.

Doctor of Medicine and Surgery »

The Doctor of Medicine and Surgery (MChD) is a comprehensive and varied four year course for graduate students looking to enter the rewarding field of medicine. Become a doctor committed to ethical, compassionate health care and the expansion of medical knowledge. The program is underpinned by four themes:

  • medical sciences
  • clinical skills
  • population health
  • professionalism and leadership.

Read questions and answers about the MChD.

Pathway programs

There are three pathways into the Doctor of Medicine and Surgery.

Bachelor of Health Science

The Bachelor of Health Science offers a pathway to the Doctor of Medicine and Surgery without having to sit the GAMSAT. Up to 30 students will receive an offer of entry to the MChD, contingent upon their grade point average, an interview process and successful completion of the Bachelor of Health Science program. Up to 10 of the 30 places are reserved for rural and Indigenous students.
   Bachelor of Health Science Pathway Guidelines (600KB PDF)

Bachelor of Philosophy (Honours)

Completing the Bachelor of Philosophy (Honours) – Science (PhB) in a science-related discipline offers an excellent pathway to the postgraduate Doctor of Medicine and Surgery without having to sit the GAMSAT. Students must indicate their interest to undertake the PhB/MChD pathway to the PhB coordinator. Entry into the MChD is contingent upon meeting the academic criteria and an interview process. To be eligible for this pathway, students must be enrolled in the Bachelor of Philosophy (Honours) – Science offered by the ANU College of Health and Medicine and ANU College of Science.
   PhB Pathway Guidelines (770KB PDF)

Tuckwell Scholarship

The Tuckwell Scholarship to Medicine Pathway (Tuckwell-MChD pathway) is limited to successful applicants at the Tuckwell Stage 3 selection interviews. Students are required to have declared upfront an interest in studying medicine in all three stages of the Tuckwell application process and completion of an undergraduate degree at ANU is mandatory prior to commencing the MChD. Scholars in the Tuckwell-MChD pathway are not required to apply through GEMSAS, sit the GAMSAT or undertake an additional interview prior to entering the MChD program.
   Tuckwell Pathway Guidelines (465KB PDF)

Master of Culture, Health and Medicine

Master of Culture, Health & Medicine »

Whether you're a clinician or social scientist, teacher or aspiring global health worker, this program will help you understand the foundations of health, illness, and medical practice in a culturally diverse world, and give you the skills to bring about change. 

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